“One of the most powerful female vocalists to have emerged since Skunk Anansie's Skin” Kerrang Magazine
Cat Southall's professional vocal career has spanned several decades, working in all genres of Music. Cat spent 12 years fronting popular rock band Sal, gigging and touring nationally and internationally sharing stages with Saxon, Dodgy, Ocean Colour Scene. Cat has also worked as a session artist backing name bands such as 'Gun', 'John Cale', 'Catatonia' and 'Tom Jones', she joined forces with local legends The Manic Street Preachers, arranging and performing gospel vocals on their hit album 'Postcards from a Young Man', which also led to Cat performing with the band on the legendary 'Later With Jools Holland' show and Strictly Come Dancing where she worked with Dave Arch and the Strictly Come Dancing band.
Cat featured in the acclaimed Channel 4 documentary 'Sing for your life' as leader of a rock community choir, composed of people affected by cancer. The programme followed Cat as she took the choir from humble beginnings to a performance at the Royal Albert Hall alongside rock superstars Brian May, Alice Cooper and Bruce Dickinson (avid supporter of Cats former band on his BBC Radio Show).
In 2014 Cat wrote and recorded a solo concept album, working with Sal band mate Noog and Kyshera frontman James Kennedy, Cat's sell out Showcase gig at Clwb Ifor Bach, her official launch as a solo artist, saw a theatrical live show, an exciting new backing band and her ever growing passionate fan base known as ‘Cat’s Army’ singing and chanting along to the addictive melodies. The completion of the album sees the end of what has been a very busy time for the Aberdare-born singer, who has recently come back from a National tour performing with Ginger Wildheart's 'Hey! Hello!' at major UK festivals and supporting 'The Ginger Wildheart Show' at Brooklyn Bowl, London.
'Call Of Distress' is an album of soaringly anthemic theatrical pop/rock, complete with superheroes, evil villains, comic style artwork, spoken narrative & sound FX. She fuses influences from Bowie to Queen; Kate Bush to The Beatles. Through her music you’ll find beautiful melodies, dramatic rock, huge choruses and lyrics, sincere and affecting. Building on the vocal and performance dynamics learned through operatic training, a love of musical theatre and rock music, Cat’s performance is as affecting, fun and memorable as her songs.
The release date for 'Call of Distress' is August 8th 2016 and will be available from all online stores as well as at the live Shows.